More Olympic Lifting by Rosie DiManno

Following [Jama] Aden’s arrest, British Athletics claimed that he had worked as an “unofficial facilitator” for [Mo] Farah in 2015, but all he had done was “hold a stopwatch”. However, around the same time, a picture emerged of Farah sitting alongside Aden while training in Ethiopia earlier this year. Aden’s daughter also suggested via social media they are also “good friends”.
–Irish Times, Aug. 14, 2016.

Aden was recently arrested in Spain after police raided his hotel room, reportedly finding EPO syringes and other banned substances. A photo of Farah at Aden’s home was posted on Twitter this week by Aden’s daughter.
–Rosie DiManno, Toronto Star, Aug. 16, 2014.

He covered the final 100 meters in 13.3 seconds, punctuating the performance with his trademark move, the Mo-bot, folding his arms in a heart shape over his head.
–New York Times, Aug. 14, 2016.

[O]ut came the signature MOBOT — arms folded in a heart-shape above his head.
–DiManno, Aug 16.

If he wins the 5,000m next week, he will be only the second man, after [Lasse] Viren, to win both Olympic titles twice.
–The Guardian, Aug. 14.

[H]e’d be the only man other than Finland’s Lasse Viren (in 1972 and 1976) to accomplish the Olympic double-double in consecutive Games, solidifying his claim to being among the greatest distances runners in history.
–DiManno, Aug. 16.

[His coach, Alberto] Salazar taught Farah how to increase the number of steps he takes without cutting down his long stride, which eats up two-and-a-quarter metres of track. 
–The Guardian, Aug. 14.

Salazar is credited with teaching Farah had (sic) to increase the number of he steps he takes without curtailing a long stride that eats up 2 ¼ metres of track every time his foot lands.
–DiManno, Aug. 16.

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4 comments on “More Olympic Lifting by Rosie DiManno
  1. rumleyfips says:

    Hard to be original when the crowbar hotel awaits.

  2. tyrone says:

    she could have a battle for “heavy lifting” gold with Margaret Wente!

  3. wolfkir says:

    Sports “writing” is all cliches and lame stats, it’s impossible not to look like you’re copying. Give her a break on this one, at least she’s human, and not an AI program.

  4. Bunyak says:

    The athletes are cheating so why not the writers?

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